Puerto de Mogan

Puerto de Mogan, guide to the Gran Canaria resort of Puerto de Mogan.


Gran Canaria Resorts - Puerto de Mogan

Earning the nickname "Venice of the Canary Islands", Puerto de Mogan was until recent years just a small fishing village located at the mouth of the Barranco de Mogan, in south-western Gran Canaria. The waterfront area has now been mostly given over to holiday complexes, though these are generally low-rise and tastefully done.

Puerto de Mogan Gran Canaria

The old fishing harbour still exists and modern craft sit comfortably alongside multi-coloured fishing boats which still operate from the port much as they have done for centuries. In the harbour area you will find some excellent seafood restaurants, with fresh fish the order of the day.

Also from the harbour, visitors can take a trip on the yellow submarine (Submarine Adventure), which submerges 8 times a day, offering an insight into the rich marine life of the area. Those who prefer to go it alone can take scuba diving courses which are also on offer. If you prefer to stay on top of the water, regular boat trips head out from the port to places such as Puerto Rico and Arguineguin.

Puerto de Mogan is also a popular location for sport fishing and is especially notable for tuna and marlin fishing, hosting the annual 'Blue Marlin' fishing competition, which takes place in July. There are also several specialist fishing boats for hire, offering the possibility to catch white and blue marlin, tuna, sharks, rays, wahoo and dorado.

The beach at Puerto de Mogan is man-made, using sand imported from Africa, parasols, sun-loungers are available for hire, as are canoes and pedaloes, additional attractions are jet-skiing and para-gliding.

Puerto de Mogan Hotels: There are several Puerto de Mogan hotels to choose from, inluding the Cordial Mogan Playa Hotel, the Club de Mar Hotel, the Cordial Mogan Valle Hotel, and La Venicia de Canarias Hotel and Apartments.

Market: The main street market in Puerto de Mogan takes place on Fridays,

Fiestas: There are a number of Puerto de Mogan fiestas held throughout the year including the Fiesta del Carmen in July.

Beaches: The beach at Puerto de Mogan is fine and sandy, it is artificial and composed of sand imported from the deserts of Africa, perfect for enjoying the sunny Gran Canaria weather.

Camping: There are some camping facilties in the area, you could try Guantanamo Camping, Carretera Las Palmas-Puerto de Mogán, km.69, 35138, Mogan, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands (Spain).

Puerto Mogan can be reached via the GC-500 coast road from Puerto Rico or from the GC-200 from Mogan, it is around 60 kilometres from the capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


Puerto Mogan Links: Puerto Mogan Map - Puerto Mogan Weather

Nearby Places: Pueblo Mogan - Playa Taurito

Attractions: Palmitos Park - Vegueta - Playa de las Canteras

Gran Canaria Hotels: Oasis Maspalomas - Princess Hotel Playa Taurito

Other Places: Maspalomas - Playa del Ingles - Meloneras - Aguimes - Teror - Moya

Puerto Mogan airport driving distances: Las Palmas airport to Puerto Mogan is a driving distance of 61 kilometres (38 miles).

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